Jewish Madison Community COVID-19 Resources


Creating community connections virtually during these extraordinary and challenging times. Together we can do this.

{ This resource section is a work in progress. It will be updated and improved ongoing. Have a suggestion? Email }

  • Classes, Study & Discussion Groups

    Take a Judaic course, study Torah, learn to make challah and Passover dishes, practice your Hebrew conversation skills or talk about a good book with the rabbis, educators & members of our community.

  • Entertainment

    Watch live concerts, performances, and cooking demos, listen to curated playlists, participate in film screenings with discussion, and join in on some fun games and activities.

  • From Our Rabbis

    Read ongoing messages from our Madison rabbis with words of hope and inspiration to help us navigate these extraordinary and challenging times together as a community.

  • Support & Volunteering

    Get support for basic needs, meals, financial assistance, emotional and spiritual well being. Help others by making phone calls to those feeling isolated or delivering care packages.

  • Information Resources

    See Important public health links from local and national sources, information and resources for businesses, employment, housing, taxes, and more.


From Deborah Minkoff, President, and Alan Klugman, Executive Director, of the Jewish Federation of Madison (March 20, 2020)


The COVID-19 pandemic and its continued rapid progression through our country and the world, require all of us to respond just as quickly to rapidly changing information. While we adjust to unprecedented restrictions on our daily lives, the safety of our Jewish community and Federation staff remains our top priority.


We want to assure you that our Jewish Federation of Madison is not closed, it is open and working remotely. Our Gan Hayeled Preschool has created a host of virtual learning opportunities for its youngsters that will be open for the entire community to join (more details coming). We hope to very soon offer similar classes to Midrasha students as well. We are closely monitoring the situation as it relates to the opening of Camp Shalom. On March 17, the Jewish Federation of Madison held its first ZOOM Board meeting – so YES, we are open for business.

Working closely with our local synagogues and Jewish communal agencies, we've created a Jewish Madison Community COVID-19 Resource section on our website with ways to connect and create community virtually. The online resource will pull together ongoing information from all of our Madison Jewish communal entities, to provide you with the latest information we have regarding the health crisis and services that are available to you. It will also feature listings for virtual worship services, Shabbat gatherings, study and discussion groups, entertainment, activity resources, messages from our rabbis, support, and more. Take a look now for ways to celebrate this Shabbat (virtually) in our community.


The resilience of the Jewish community can be seen time and again throughout the ages – and will be seen again through this current crisis.


Jewish Federation of Madison expresses its sincere appreciation to these businesses for their generous support as Silver Sponsors of our website, the central information source for the entire Madison Jewish community.